​Le Mans: President of France visits Audi

Posted on 14. Jun, 2015 by in Audi Canada

State revisit in a Audi pit

Great respect for Audi: before a start of a 83rd using of a 24-hour competition during Le Mans, France’s President François Hollande visited a Audi Sport Team Joest pit. Together with Chairman of a Board of Management Rupert Stadler and Member of a Board of Management, Technical Development Dr. Ulrich Hackenberg, Motorsport Boss Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich perceived a President and concomitant Ministers Bernard Cazeneuve and Stéphane Lefoll. In further to a heading politicians, a tip motorsport officials Pierre Fillon (ACO) and Jean Todt (FIA) also respected Audi Sport. The Audi drivers were apparently also demure to skip such critical visitors from their homeland, generally a French Le Mans winners Loïc Duval and Benoît Tréluyer.

VIPs revisit Le Mans

The competition weekend during Le Mans traditionally attracts many distinguished guest to a paddock. Representing a tip management: Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, Chairman of a Board of Management, Volkswagen AG, and Prof. Rupert Stadler, Chairman of a Board of Management, AUDI AG, as good as a other Audi Board Members Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Hackenberg, Luca de Meo, Thomas Sigi and Hubert Waltl. In addition, skiers Frida Hansdotter, Jessica Lindell-Vikarby and Adrien Théaux as good as AC Milan’s new tutor Siniša Mihajlović are trackside gripping their fingers crossed for their brand. Also spotted: DTM Team Boss Ernst Moser and Phil Schiller, Marketing Boss during Apple.

Tom Kristensen visits Police in Le Mans

Tom Kristensen was given a Police chaperon final year as he gathering by Le Mans city core during a circle of an Audi R18 e-tron quattro. On interest of Audi Communications, a record leader of a 24 Hours of Le Mans thanked a internal authorities by visiting a ‘Hôtel de Police’ in a French city where he met a motorcyclists who had escorted him on his expostulate by Le Mans in 2014. Kristensen busily sealed autographs and presented a creatively printed duplicate of his autobiography ‘Tom Kristensen – The Book’. “The revisit was a smashing surprise, since customarily a Police get frequency any approval for their work,” pronounced gay behaving Division Inspector François Chaumard. Kristensen perceived a special board as souvenir of his revisit and was authorised to lay in a Police automobile to interpretation a occasion. Of course, he couldn’t conflict contrast a military siren…

Special impulse for Le Mans winners

Even nonetheless they’ve now enjoyed it for a third time, it was still a really special impulse for André Lotterer, Marcel Fässler and Benoît Tréluyer: On Monday afternoon, during a Place Saint-Nicolas in a Le Mans city center, ACO President Pierre Fillon denounced a bronze board on that a handprints of final year’s Le Mans winners are prisoner for posterity. In 2014, a 3 Audi drivers distinguished an extraordinary third win together in a Le Mans 24 Hours, and this weekend will conflict for nonetheless another win during a circle of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro in a world’s many critical continuation race.

Four rings for safety

Anniversary during a 24 Hours of Le Mans: Audi haven a confidence cars for a world’s many famous continuation competition for a tenth time in succession. No reduction than 25 vehicles from a Audi RS 3 to a R8 are stationed around a 13.629-kilometer lane in Le Mans, and safeguard haven and fast assistance in a pointer of a 4 rings. In movement for a initial time in 2015: an Audi RS 4 for Race Control, that transports a high-voltage specialists from a applicable teams to a stricken hybrid sportscars. However, Audi does not usually supply a confidence vehicles during Le Mans: as early as 2010, Audi stretched a impasse to cover each turn of a Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC), that in 2012 became a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), that also includes a French classic.

Winners’ bikes for competition winners

Audi’s tire partner Michelin respected final year’s winners of a iconic 24-hour competition during Le Mans with ultra-sporty gifts. Marcel Fässler, André Lotterer and Benoît Tréluyer perceived a personalized chronicle of a Audi Sport Racing Bike. The light, 5.8-kilogram CO competition machines bear a names of a particular drivers and competition special liveries that take on striking elements of a Audi R18 e-tron quattro. “These are literally singular gifts that found their approach into a right hands with us,” pronounced a gay André Lotterer, who, like his Audi group mates, is an eager cyclist.

Tom Kristensen in new Audi R8 LMS

Tom Kristensen done his initial tour during a circle of a new Audi R8 LMS during Le Mans. The Le Mans record leader finished dual laps of a ‘Circuit des 24 Heures’ in a new GT3 racecar on Thursday evening. On Saturday, he appears in a new prolongation R8: in his duty as a race’s ‘Grand Marshal’, he leads a margin of starters on their warm-up path in a heading car.

Mike Rockenfeller supports Le Mans team

Between a DTM races during a Lausitzring and during a Norisring (27/28 June), Audi DTM motorist Mike Rockenfeller done a road to a 24 Hours of Le Mans to support Audi Sport Team Joest during a track. The 2010 Le Mans leader is concerned as exam and haven motorist in a Audi R18 e-tron quattro growth program. An ARD camera group accompanied ‘Rocky’ in Le Mans.

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